DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/16/2008    Duedate: 01/29/2008

SUNSET ARENA

DM-21    TURN-578

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DJININSKI
SWORD OPERA (323)
(21-5953) [22-33-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VULGE                          VORG
GRIM FANDANGO (454)            DEATH MOB 4 (567)
(21-6260) [21-25-1,112]        (21-6576) [2-2-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VULGE                          DUDE
GRIM FANDANGO (454)            BAD BEAT (565)
(21-6260) [21-25-1,112]        (21-6599) [1-1-1,10]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KANO CLAN (106)             40
2. PENTAGONAL PINK (564)       37      SEA DOGS (533)
3. DEATH MOB 4 (567)           30      Unchartered Team
4. SWORD OPERA (323)           22
5. BAD BEAT (565)              21      THE MOONSHAES (553)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*THE MOONSHAES (553)        1   0  0  100   1/ 1 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      10  5 0
 2/ 1 SEA DOGS (533)            58  28  4 67.4   2/ 5 GRIM FANDANGO (454)       9  6 0
 3/ 2 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)      143  81  3 63.8   3- 2 LITERATE LOONS (538)      8  2 0
 4/ 3 BAD BEAT (565)            28  21  2 57.1   4/ 7 BAD BEAT (565)            8  3 1
 5/ 4 GRIM FANDANGO (454)      410 367 13 52.8   5/ 4*DEATH MOB 4 (567)         6  7 0
 6/ 5 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       75  75  0 50.0   6/ 8 PENTAGONAL PINK (564)     6  9 0
 7/ 7*DEATH MOB 4 (567)          9   9  0 50.0   7/ 3 SEA DOGS (533)            5  3 1
 8- 6 LITERATE LOONS (538)     124 141  7 46.8   8/ 9 KANO CLAN (106)           5  4 1
 9- 8 FEEBLE LEGION (547)       30  40  3 42.9   9/ 6 LIGHT BRIGADE (549)       4 11 0
10/ 9 KANO CLAN (106)          209 294 12 41.6  10/11 SWORD OPERA (323)         3 12 0
11/10 SWORD OPERA (323)        512 759 20 40.3  11-10 FEEBLE LEGION (547)       2  4 0
12/11 PENTAGONAL PINK (564)     22  42  0 34.4  12/ 0*THE MOONSHAES (553)       1  0 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 588): BALLAST of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 470): PITER DEVRIES of MASTERS OF SAND (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 596): DRUNK DENNIS of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 592): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 591): MOON CHILD of TEAM CHAOS ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 595): CUEBALL of HIGH ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 592): FATALITY of BRUTAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 587): BUFFALO BOB of SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 578): OAKLAND FU of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 577): ZIGGY WOLFSBANE of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 551): PUSS N BOOTS of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 541): CONNIE PAKKIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 242): NAKOR of DOG SOLDIERS II (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 528): HOLLYMOOP of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 477): ENDLESS WATCH of RAISING RYLYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 229): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 217): DERELICT of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 426): DARTH SCION of RANDOM SITH (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 194): KATSUMOTO of SACRED REALM (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 470): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 588): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 470): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 596): PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 592): TANKS FOR NOTHIN' (Master Beru, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 591): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 595): HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 592): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 587): SPRINGBORN (Still, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 578): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 577): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 551): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 541): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 242): CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 528): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 477): DAZED N CONFUSED (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 229): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 217): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 426): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 194): ANTIQUATED LEGACY (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 470) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 596): DRUNK DENNIS of FRAT PARTY BLOWOUT (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 591): JERI LOUGH of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 594): HOFFA of THE LADY'S LIST (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 591): MOSES of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 578): OAKLAND FU of BURN N' PILLAGE (Jolly, mgr.)
                (turn 577): BERCHTA of THE DARK GODS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 576): PARROT KEEPER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 241): SMIRK of CHEAP SHOTS (Cheap Shots Manager, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 228): GLUM of JANIX (Kat, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     The throne--I did not expect to be here this turn.  A little excitement with M.
Chardinee was not the fight I thought would bring me this honor.  But here I sit with
nary a wolf in sight of which to be the bane.  I guess I will have to make do with
artillery targets, dogs of the sea, an operatic singer and dainty little sewing
thingies like my Grandmother used to make.  And whatever a "Vulge" is.  I guess it
sounds tough, but I'm just a bit unclear about this.  Care to enlighten us on this
one Vulge?
     If the overall column seems a bit rambling you'll have to forgive me.  I was
hoping that whenever I got the chance to write one of these I could just copy off of
what the previous title-holder had done, but alas, it would seem that Parrot Keeper
didn't give me much too work with.  Too busy with the bird, I guess.
     We have had a few returns or new arrivals in recent turns.  Welcome to the Death
Mob.  It isn't the most charitable of names, but then it is a stable of warriors. 
Welcome to Sunset!  And Sword Opera has returned!  They don't always seem focused on
their dueling, but they certainly do make the place a bit louder--in a good,
operatic, sort of way, of course.
     Well, I must get back to my training as my teammates have assured me that I do
not have singing career to fall back on.
     -- Ziggy Wolfsbane, Duelmaster of Sunset

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
SUNSET.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  A 
stormcloud is brewing over the SEA DOGS guildhouse.  Rumor says any more weeks like 
this ones 0-2-0 may send the team to the Dark Arena.  Coming up with a solid 3-2-0 
outing, GRIM FANDANGO has advanced 3 places in the rankings.  KANO CLAN is no joke as 
it posted a 4-1-1 week advancing from 9th place to 8th place.  Ya know, some days it 
doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  URSA MINOR was bested by FRED and drops 18 
points.  In front of all the crowds, DJININSKI took the Duelmaster's crown for his 
own.  I give the bum two weeks.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so 
try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid GRIM FANDANGO, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does SUNSET really have that many 
liars?  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch BAD BEAT's act in the arena.  Those 
acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from GRIM FANDANGO.  Well dang howdy, but 
if challenges were votes, ASSASSIN would be president.  Although it may be a contest 
he doesn't want to win.  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, BULLWINKLE 
went after CANNON FODDER, who was higher by 21 points.  Well, when the dust settled, 
BULLWINKLE beat CANNON FODDER.  SLYTHR of GRIM FANDANGO had better have a good reason 
for challenging down 8 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought SLYTHR showed 
great skill and promise when he subdued GRAHAM.  All right, so I slept through it!  
Big deal!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  This week 21-15-0 MATSUDA KAO 
was sent to the Dark Arena.  I know a lot of fighters with similar records who might 
take notice of this.  For those of you who missed it, Death showed up, grabbed RIFFLE 
by the ear and took him away to a place where he won't need a coat.  Congrats to 
HOGSNORT for revenging the death of his teammate (but more importantly, feeding DUDE 
a bit of dirt).  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may encounter 
problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in SUNSET have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DJININSKI 5953               22  33  0   109       SWORD OPERA (323)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VULGE 6260                   21  25  1   112       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 BULLWINKLE 6572               9   1  1   107       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
-GANGPLANK RIDER 6159          9   4  0    98       SEA DOGS (533)
 ZIGGY WOLFSBANE 6432         19  10  0    94       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 TILT 6544                     8   3  1    94       BAD BEAT (565)
-DOILY 6298                   10   6  1    91       FEEBLE LEGION (547)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAST MONKEY 6158              9   2  0    87       SEA DOGS (533)
 CANNON FODDER 6342           18  12  0    83       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 GOLDENBEARD 6202             12   4  0    78       SEA DOGS (533)
-KEROUAC 6566                  7   3  1    75       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 GRIFTER 6546                  9   2  0    74       BAD BEAT (565)
 MEGA ROKU 6091               11  10  3    68       KANO CLAN (106)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEVERMOOR 6527               11   5  0    66       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 FOORMAN 6346                 14  16  0    58       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISASHI SAN 6084             10  11  0    54       KANO CLAN (106)
 SCOUT 6450                   10  12  0    51       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
-HAMMETT 6488                 11  12  0    50       LITERATE LOONS (538)
-LAGERKVIST 6532               5  10  0    48       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 ASSASSIN 6495                 9   9  0    47       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 TENGRI KHAN 6586              5   1  0    47       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 FRED 6537                     3  10  0    47       PENTAGONAL PINK (564)
 BREAKSPERE 6189               7  17  0    45       SWORD OPERA (323)
 STAY GOLD 6512               10  10  2    42       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-KNOTHANDLER 6555              5   0  1    42       SEA DOGS (533)
-BALZAC 6536                   8   6  0    36       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 URSA MINOR 6526               9   8  0    35       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DICK 6571                     5   5  0    33       PENTAGONAL PINK (564)
-IOPIA 6573                    3   0  0    33       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
-WHITMAN 6531                  7   8  0    31       LITERATE LOONS (538)
 REED 6539                     5   8  0    29       PENTAGONAL PINK (564)
 BLEDD 6565                    5   5  0    29       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
 ROCK 6540                     4   9  0    29       PENTAGONAL PINK (564)
 ROSSMONT 6228                 5  10  2    27       SWORD OPERA (323)
-RED ROBIN 6413                6   5  0    26       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 SURLY DECKHAND 6568           7   2  0    25       SEA DOGS (533)
 BARON TONE 6249               6   6  0    24       SWORD OPERA (323)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VORG 6576                     2   2  0    23       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
-KORLAC 6574                   1   2  0    19       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 HOGSNORT 6598                 1   2  0    19       DEATH MOB 4 (567)
 SLYTHR 6597                   2   1  0    18       GRIM FANDANGO (454)
-WISDOM 6534                   2   3  0    17       FEEBLE LEGION (547)
-CLASH 6552                    2   1  0    15       FEEBLE LEGION (547)
-CRYSTAL CONDOR 6439           2   6  0    12       DOC LEGRAND'S AVIANS (57)
 XIAN PING 6594                1   1  0    12       KANO CLAN (106)
 WELLWISHER 6393               1   0  0    12       THE MOONSHAES (553)
 DANTE FURIOSO 6589            3   2  0    11       NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
 DUDE 6599                     1   1  1    10       BAD BEAT (565)
 CHIANG PAO 6590               1   1  0    10       KANO CLAN (106)
 RESERVE GUARD 6595            2   2  0     8       LIGHT BRIGADE (549)
 GRAHAM 6588                   1   4  0     7       PENTAGONAL PINK (564)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERRY LEONA 6591              1   4  0     7       SWORD OPERA (323)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
RIFFLE 6542             6  5 0 BAD BEAT 565         MEGA ROKU 6091        578   
ASSASSINATED NOB 6606   0  1 0 DEATH MOB 4 567      STONE GOLEM           578  NONE
ZALY 6575               2  1 0 DEATH MOB 4 567      DUDE 6599             577  JUST REVENGED
MATSUDA KAO 5712       21 15 0 KANO CLAN 106        STONE GOLEM           578  NONE
ELITE GUARD 6344       15 11 0 LIGHT BRIGADE 549    DOILY 6298            574  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Duelmaster Ziggy -- Congrats on the throne!  Column?? -- Grim Fandango

Djininski -- Coarse??  Crude?!??  Moi????  Sorry, couldn't resist one more time!
It's been a while since anyone's taught me anything! -- Vulge

Baron Tone -- It's "moor," two O's...and I ain't no bird, neither.  Harumph!! --
Nevermoor

Lagerkvist -- Nice comeback, I wasn't expecting that.  Some other time again! -- Stay
Gold

Whitman -- I knew you were good for it. -- Nevermoor

Riffle -- Piffle, piffle, piffle, you are. -- Kerouac

Dick -- Yeah, what a ****.  I could've told you before the fight started what a ****
you are, but no, you just wouldn't listen.  You had to believe that being a **** was
no big deal at all.  Hopefully I put an end to that speculation.  Once a **** always
a ****. -- Hammett

Nevermoor -- Good challenge, very daring.  The sea is wide and the sky is blue.  And
there you are, finding new ways to dominate the kiddie pool and run yellow across the
ceiling. -- Whitman

Baron Tone -- Hopefully getting smacked around won't affect your ability to make
music.  But really, you might want to focus on the fighting side of your career for
awhile. -- Tengri Khan

Scout -- That was an odd fight.  You just stood there until I whacked you.  At some
point even scouts need to be a little concerned with their own safety, don't they? --
Ursa Minor

Graham -- Well, that was a dangerous little fight.  I'm glad I was able to pull that
one out. I see some wins in your future, just not against me. -- Dante

Matsuda -- Even with the wrong strategy and facing a 3-1 FE disadvantage I still took
down a Clansman for the fourth time.  So much for the bloodfeud, but I guess I do
have to give you credit for trying.  Just remember, don't challenge members of the
Tribe and we won't try and kill you. -- Bullwinkle

Stay Gold -- A "European Carry-all?"  I have one of those as well, but I call mine a
purse. -- Ursa Minor

Korlac -- Listen, I was really tense, okay?  I've been having this little problem
with the Commission, they think I'm a dwarf.  That annoys me.  I shaved the sideburns
in the hopes that they would see the error of their worthless ways, but I have
received no definite confirmation of this.  I'd been planning to go visit my mom, but
she won't let me in the house as long as I'm officially a dwarf, says she never had
any truck with dwarves (though they're said to be good with trucks) and she doesn't

want me there confusing the issue.  I said, What issue?  And she told me to get out.
So I'm tense. -- Rossmont
P.S.  Congratulations on having a tv challenge and using it.

Vulge -- AAAAAAaaaaah!  I'm a dancer, man, not some idiot who stands on the front
lines of battle and meets the enemy's berserker furies with a song on my lips.
Besides, I can't sing. -- Dijininski

Balzac -- Loon?  Thou art not a "loony" if thee maketh money at the business, even if
*I* wouldstn't read the darned stuff.  Thou mayst be a scurvy knave, thou canst
hardly avoid itt being a foreyner, not a loon.  Trust in my judgment in thiss, as I
know these things well. -- Breakspere
P.S.  Madame Butterfly hath insisted that I practice mine antiquated diction for some
playe she proposes to stage soon, wherefore thou must live with itt.
P.P.S.  And Ed. also.

     *growl* -- Ed.

Slythr -- I knew you were a dangerous man when I saw that you had deceived me as to
your race.  Or species, if you prefer to look at it from that angle.  But, clearly,
you are NOT a dwarf.  I don't CARE what the Evil Inputter says about some foreign
city that has ONE tall dwarf.  One might be a freak.  Thousands of overgrown dwarves
has got to be the tip of some deep-laid plot. -- Merry Leona

Tengri Khan -- You're a nasty wee fellow, are you not?  Probably a tenor.  Tenors do
not interest me at all, they are no competition and there is little for me to learn
from them, which is why I learned nothing from you. -- Baron Tone

Ursa Minor -- My dear lady, I am not OLD, just mature, like a fine wine.  And I will
bring a fine wine with me when we go to listen to the madrigals, hmm?  Amazing how it
fends off the chill. -- Djininski

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MATSUDA KAO was viciously butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 8 minute Dark Arena fight.
ASSASSINATED NOBLE was murdered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
HOGSNORT luckily beat DUDE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute beginner's Bloodfeud fight.
BULLWINKLE devastated CANNON FODDER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
GRIFTER devastated FOORMAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BLEDD was devastated by SCOUT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
NEVERMOOR handily defeated ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
STAY GOLD lost to BREAKSPERE in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
VORG defeated BARON TONE in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
SLYTHR slimly won victory over GRAHAM in a 2 minute brutal novice's Challenge fight.
ZIGGY WOLFSBANE was overcome by DJININSKI in a 3 minute veteran's Title bout.
VULGE demolished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
GOLDENBEARD was viciously subdued by TILT in a 2 minute brutal contest.
MEGA ROKU narrowly killed RIFFLE in a popular 1 minute brawl.
MISASHI SAN handily defeated SURLY DECKHAND in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided conflict.
URSA MINOR was defeated by FRED in a action packed 1 minute struggle.
TENGRI KHAN handily defeated REED in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
ROSSMONT was devastated by DICK in a 1 minute brutal one-sided brawl.
ROCK demolished DANTE FURIOSO in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CHIANG PAO beat MERRY LEONA in a 4 minute amateur's fight.
XIAN PING bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 5 minute novice's contest.
RESERVE GUARD was savagely defeated by WELLWISHER in a 2 minute gory novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         STRIKING ATTACK   40 -  24 -  1      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    43 -  28 -  3      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        21 -  17 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  22 -  0      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  20 -  0      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  18 -  0      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  17 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  21 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  10 -  0      33  |

Turn 578 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  4         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BULLWINKLE 6572             9   1  1  107 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
TOTAL PARRY      ZIGGY WOLFSBANE 6432       19  10  0   94 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
LUNGING ATTACK   TILT 6544                   8   3  1   94 BAD BEAT (565)
AIMED BLOW       NEVERMOOR 6527             11   5  0   66 GRIM FANDANGO (454)
BASHING ATTACK   TENGRI KHAN 6586            5   1  0   47 NOMADIC TRIBE (160)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VULGE 6260.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
DUDE 6599.  The ten other most popular fighters were BREAKSPERE 6189, VORG 6576, 
DJININSKI 5953, CHIANG PAO 6590, WELLWISHER 6393, NEVERMOOR 6527, SLYTHR 6597, TILT 
6544, BULLWINKLE 6572, and GRIFTER 6546.

The least popular fighter this week was DANTE FURIOSO 6589.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ROSSMONT 6228, REED 6539, SURLY DECKHAND 6568, ASSASSIN 6495, 
BLEDD 6565, FOORMAN 6346, MATSUDA KAO 5712, RESERVE GUARD 6595, MERRY LEONA 6591, and 
URSA MINOR 6526.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DJININSKI (21-5953) SWORD OPERA (323)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 47 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                   LAND OF FLUSH (11-4373) of CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
                    LORD KRONOS (11-6111) of MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
                         NATAS (11-6531) of DO IT AGAIN (565)
                      TOTTI (17-5991) of ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)
                 SIXTH SICK SHIEK (18-2940) of TONGUE TWISTERS (265)
                    SOLSBURY HILL (18-8558) of STREET PIZZA (106)
                        CAFFREY'S (21-4748) of REAL BEER (424)
                         LEE (30-4255) of LHI'S ANGELS (406)
                    PRIVATE ROOM (31-3620) of MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
                      OBERON (31-6133) of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (615)
                  PADISHAR CREEL (36-2208) of BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)
                      BLUE-GREY (55-3370) of ALL AMERICAN (362)
                    RUBBER KNIFE (57-2546) of USELESS TOOLS (345)
                       SVETLANA (57-4040) of MORDYKR KEEP (466)
                DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (68-4666) of BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (447)
                  CATASTROPHE (71-6273) of THE BROTHERHOOD 98 (708)
                        BIGFACE (82-237) of RUPTURE FARMS (43)
                        SHORT-TEMER (82-980) of LIFESPAN (165)
                        FOGGED IN (82-1298) of TEMPE '99 (225)
                           SINISTER (82-3298) of EVIL (450)
                        I-10 (82-5256) of TRIP TO TEMPE (711)
                   CAL RIPPER JR (82-6799) of ORIOLE MADNESS (967)
                 TINY ARCHIBALD (82-8174) of THE POINT GUARDS (1183)
                     LARG JOHN (82-8616) of THE MUSIC MAN (1256)
                          0002 (82-13973) of JAN 2002 (2073)
                    DEIRDRE (82-15176) of TOADS OF AMBER 2 (2276)
                 OOPSIDIDITAGAIN (82-15292) of LUROCIANS XVII (2294)
                    TV EATS MY LIFE (82-17438) of RESCUE ME (2667)
                   FLUFFY BUNNY (82-18105) of OFFENDED SANDY (2774)
                  COLLEEN (82-18383) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1305 (2828)
                 ICHIRO TRICKLE (82-19442) of NASCAR NINJAS II (3009)
                    STURM PYRE (82-19644) of DARK TOADS 03A (3046)
                     BOTTACELLI (82-22958) of HER ALTEREGO (3659)
                   UNHOLY GERBIL (82-24046) of CROSS BREED! (3837)
                       HANA (82-24461) of 4-LETTER GIRLS (3901)
                    TEEVELLA (82-24954) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (3983)
                         1001 (82-25095) of DUMB PUDS (4011)
                OPEN UP, POLICE (82-25801) of DONT ANSWER THAT (4148)
              CRACKED AND LEAKING (82-28597) of STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657)
                     VAMPIRE (82-29366) of DARK TOADS 04V (4791)
                      WYVERN (82-29373) of DARK TOADS 04W (4792)
                  MEGALODON (82-32285) of DEVILS OF THE DEEP (5329)
                     CONCRETE (82-33162) of LUROCIANS III (5473)
                  DESSERT (82-34664) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1505 (5709)
                TURNIP TORNEDO (82-35257) of GARDEN OF EVIL II (5807)
                            XRIS (82-36974) of WOW (6113)
                        FREAKSHOW (82-38749) of 072905O (6445)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes